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284 quotes in the category of Pearls of Wisdom

"There's no next time. It's now or never." Alan Bennett , Author Unknown
+ Attributions Source is in dispute, most feel there is no available source & some feel that Alan Bennett or maybe Celestine Chua could also be the author of this quote. Inspirational    Life    Life Experiences    Motivational    Pearls of Wisdom    Procrastination    Quote of the Day   

"The pen is mightier than the sword." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
+ Attributions Richelieu (1839), Act ii, Scene ii From a play about Cardinal Richelieu, the scene continues, "The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! — But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword — States can be saved without it!" Here the author shows us that violence is not necessary for radical govermental change. Famous    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100    War    War And Peace    Writing   

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson
+ Attributions Very often misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. No evidence exists that either of them wrote or spoke this. With this quote we can see the romantic attitude present in the human race. “What lies within us” here is everything that makes us great: love, creation, and individual thought. Confidence    Courage    Editor's Pick    Famous    Inspirational    Life    Motivational    Pearls of Wisdom    Photo of the Day    Quote of the Day    Top 100   

"A picture is worth a thousand words." Fred R. Bernard
+ Attributions Printers' Ink (December 8, 1921) pg. 96-97 The first recorded use of this adage came in an article by Bernard advocating the use of pictures in advertisement, specifically in this case for use on streetcars. 444 Votes Famous    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100   

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"Love your Neighbour; yet don't pull down your Hedge." Benjamin Franklin
+ Attributions Benjamin Franklin regularly published a book of quotes, proverbs, forecasts, and puzzles called "Poor Richard’s Almanack."  Franklin is now known, or is cited in many quotes as the person who popularized well-known maxims which had been said for as many as three hundred years before. 


It may not seem inspiring at first, but perhaps the inspiration in the quote lies in the the “Poor Richard” from the title.  He was a persona Franklin created, based perhaps on Jonathan Swift’s alter ego Isaac Bickerstaff.   Poor Richard was painted to be both a sort of “everyman” at the same time as being a philosopher and astrologer.  His words became proverbs that became popular in the United States and are still in use today.  Poor Richard is perhaps the wisdom in all of us. Famous    Love    Neighbors    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100   

"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind." Mahatma Gandhi
+ Attributions Yale Book of Quotations - Fred R. Shapiro, editor “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” is frequently attributed to M. K. Gandhi. The Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence states that the Gandhi family believes it is an authentic Gandhi quotation, but no example of its use by the Indian leader has ever been discovered. There are also multiple examples of similar sayings from much earlier in history. The King James version of the Bible is just one example "An eye-for-eye and tooth-for-tooth would lead to a world of the blind and toothless." Editor's Pick    Pearls of Wisdom    Positive    Quote of the Day    Wisdom   




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